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Silvia Belfiore to perform Godwin Sadoh's piano works 'Three Dances' & 'Moonlight Dances' in Concert Tour in Abuja, Lagos, and Kwara State from Feb. 1 to 16, 2015 + MORE

Godwin SadohGodwin Sadoh writes:Italian virtuoso pianist, Silvia Belfiore, will be performing the following piano compositions of mine in a Nigerian Concert Tour, in Abuja, Lagos, and Kwara State, between February 1 and 16, 2015:**Three Dances (Nigerian Premiere)**Moonlight Dances (World Premiere)Go.... More »
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Notte d’orror! + MORE

On this day in 1809, it became illegal to wear masks at balls held within the City of Boston, as its citizens believed this practice was “detrimental to morals.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAnisRJdbGs Born on this day in 1910 composer Paul Bowles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWSiQK.... More »
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This week: concerts in New York (December 12 – December 18, 2016) + MORE

Will Mason Quartet Composer and drummer Will Mason debuts new compositions for a new quartet featuring Ned Rothenberg, Kris Davis,.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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San Diego Union-Tribune: "Review: With time, ‘Joplin’s New Rag’ will catch on" + MORE

Robert Barry Fleming in Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company's "Scott Joplin's New Rag." CREDIT: Daren ScottRobert Barry Fleming in Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company's "Scott Joplin's New Rag." CREDIT: Daren ScottScott Joplin (c.1867-1917) was an African American Composer and Pianist of Ragtime and .... More »
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Salzburg Festival (8): EIC/Pintscher - Boulez, Répons, 15 August 2015 + MORE

LehrbauhofRépons (two performances)Soloists:Hidéki Nagano (piano)Sébastien Vichard (piano)Frédérique Cambreling (harp)Luigi Gaggero (cimbalom)Samuel Favre (vibraphone)Gilles Durot (xylophone)Ensemble IntercontemporainAndrew Gerzso/Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM electronic realisation)Matthias Pintscher (.... More »

Will Henson Stay Or Will He Go?

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Will Henson Stay Or Will He Go?

There has been no shortage of speculation on whether or not Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA) President Michael Henson will remain as the orchestra’s executive administrator in the wake of what is arguably the field’s most acrimonious work stoppage. There are no shortage of voices calling for his removal, including former MOA music director Osmo Vanska; moreover, the musicians recently reaffirmed their 11/27/2012 vote of no-confidence in Henson in an interview with the New York Times’ James Oestreich on 2/7/2014…

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Mutter and the Band

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Dvořák, Violin Concerto (inter alia), A.-S. Mutter, Berlin Philharmonic, M. Honeck (DG, 2013)

S. Currier, Time Machines, A.-S. Mutter, New York Philharmonic, M. Francis (DG, 2011)
Last week was to have featured the National Symphony Orchestra’s debut performances of Bohuslav Martinů’s first symphony, a Serge Koussevitsky commission from 1942…

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Bach Sonatas under the Bear

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Charles T. Downey, Smithsonian Chamber Music Society concert engages on multiple levels
Washington Post, February 18, 2014

Bach, Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, V. Mullova, O. Dantone (Onyx, 2007)Listening to music can occur on many levels, from the purely aural to the emotional and intellectual…

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Members of Harlem Chamber Players join American Opera Projects for World Premiere of Nkeiru Okoye's 'Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom'February 21 & 27, March 1 at 7:30 PM. February 22 at 3:00 PMMembers of The Harlem Chamber Players join American Opera Projects for the World Premiere of Nkeiru Okoye’s Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. Performances are scheduled for February 21 & 27, March 1 at 7:30 PM. February 22 at 3:00 PM…

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Hallé/Wigglesworth – review

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Hallé/Wigglesworth – reviewBridgewater Hall, ManchesterRyan Wigglesworth conducted his own spare and spacious violin concerto, confirming a sensibility that prizes beauty above technical displayRyan Wigglesworth first fell in love with orchestral music when the Hallé performed Dukas’s the Sorcerer’s Apprentice in his home town of Sheffield under Sir Charles Groves…

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On a Haydn to something thrilling

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LIKE other young groups trying to make their mark in a crowded marketplace, the Kelemen Quartet plays with great vigour.

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Members of Harlem Chamber Players in 'The Appointed Time' of James Lee III & Perkinson's 'Calvary Quartet' at Brooklyn Public Library, 4 PM Sun. Feb. 23James Lee IIIwww.jameslee3.comMembers of The Harlem Chamber Players – Ashley Horne, Orlando Wells, Amadi Azikiwe and Lawrence Zoernig – perform Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s “Calvary” Quartet, James Lee III’s “The Appointed Time” (a New York Premiere) and Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major this Sunday, February 23 at 4 PM as part of Brooklyn Public Library’s Classical Interludes Series…

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Alfred Rosenberg Contra Richard Wagner

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Alfred Rosenberg Contra Richard WagnerOne of the publications by a prominent member of the National Socialist (“Nazi”) Party during the years of the German Third Empire (Dritte Reich) that has been least studied is that of The Myth of the Twentieth Century, which had sold over a million copies by 1944. Rosenberg was also for a while a contributor to the Völkischer Beobachter during its early years…

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Symphony guide: Myaskovsky's Tenth

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Symphony guide: Myaskovsky's TenthComposer of 27 symphonies, Myaskovsky’s tenth is – in his own words – ‘as massive as if it were made of iron’. Tom Service gets his welding tools out• All articles in this seriesSomething a little different this week. Get your ears around the ferocious and concise drama of Nikolai Myaskovsky’s Tenth Symphony, a truly remarkable document of early 20th century symphonic history in terms of its sounds, structure, energy, musical language, formal compression, and even in terms of the performers for whom it was written…

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Domingo does Spanish double

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One adjective you can never apply to Plácido Domingo is lazy.
In 2015 he's taking on a double bill at the Teatro Real in Madrid, conducting one opera and singing another. On the same night. Plácido Domingo is 73 (give or take), let's not forget.
Luckily for Domingo Goyescas, the only opera by Enrique Granados, is unfamiliar enough for the baritenor's conducting skills to escape comparison with the likes of Carlos Kleiber…

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The Boston Symphony Chamber Players are celebrating their 50th anniversary with five premieres, nearly doubling the group’s commissioned repertoire all at once. The four new pieces on the February 9 concert were deliberately local.

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Albrecht In an Evening of Substitutions

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Mahler, Brahms: Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Cleveland Orchestra, Marc Albrecht (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, 13.2.2014 (MSJ)  Mahler: Blumine Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) Brahms (trans. Schoenberg): Piano Quartet in G minor This was a concert of substitutions…

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Does the Rite of Spring have its roots in Sufism?That painting on the cover of Harry Oldmeadow’s Journeys East: 20th Century Western Encounters with Eastern Religious Traditions is by Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947). Russian aristocrat, Theosophist, and artist Roerich is well-known as the designer of the controversial 1913 premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, but his wider role in the gestation of the Rite is less clear…

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